Lead Vocals, Harmonica & Percussion
I have been singing in school and church choirs since the age of 7. I played 1st trumet from elementary school through college in various musical settings such as orchestras, jazz band and ensembles.
My focus is on modern vocals in Classic Rock N' Roll and Blues. As Double Take Band's front-man, I often use props on stage to bring energy, engagement and entertainment to the audience. I also use a wireless mic which affords me much freedom in moving around the stage and into the audience to get the crowd dancing, singing and smiling all night long!
L J Miglorie
L J Miglorie
KEYBOARD & VOCALS
I got my first electric guitar when I was 13 years old and started playing in bands during high school. I'm pretty much self-taught on guitar, piano, organ, bass and harmonica. Early on I started out playing guitar, but ended up switching over to organ and piano and discovered my own style.
I had a family band a few years ago. The JCS Blues Band, that featured myself, my wife's sister, my son and a couple of my son's friends. I also did some jamming with a few bands the last couple of years until getting together with Double Take.
GUITAR, BASS & VOCALS
I started playing electric guitar at the age of 15. but along the way lost interest, that is until I was about 22 years old. The music bug bit me hard then, and from that point on I have been playing ever since. I've been in 8 bands over the past 3 decades and continue to practice and hone my playing skills being self-taught. I've also started playing the bass guitar over the lass 18 years, as well as working on vocals.
My mentors are guitar greats such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck.
I have one story to share; In 1985, Steve who is one of my non-music buddies came by my house one evening to hangout, and to my surprise Stu Cook (Bass player for CCR) was at my front door with him. Stu was dating Steve's cousin at the time. Steve and Stu decided to pay me a surprise visit! Stu and I immediately hit it off and we went downstairs to my small studio and started jamming, an incredible night to remember!
GUITAR, BASS & VOCALS
My musical journey started while in high school at a local Bay Area music store call Webb's Music. A really talented guitar instructor named Larry Murphy gave group lessons at this store. I signed up. In those group lessons we had a drummer, bass player and me on guitar. This was the spark that started it all for me. Through my musical journey I have been in numerous cover bands, two of which opened for well-known national acts including, 38 Special, Chris Isaak, The Temptations and Tower of Power.
I love performing for an audience. When they get up and start dancing it gives me such joy to see everyone having such a good time.
DRUMS & VOCALS
Hi I'm James Brooke drummer for the Double Take Band. When I was 12 years old I pick up the drums for the first time and played for a couple of years. At age 22 I got another drum kit and I would practice in the garage, the basement, anywhere I could.
I met Bob our lead singer in front of his house when he was rehearsing with another band. I stopped by to watch, and then on the bands break. I got on the drum kit and played for awhile. A year later, Bob called me and asked if I want to join a new band. I told Bob that I had never been in a band situation before, and he replied, "So what! Get yourself over and try". Many thanks to Bob, LJ, Jon and Gary for their knowledge and patience. The rest is history!